Degree Requirements

Mathematics Major Requirements

I. Major Program Requirements

  • MA 131 Calculus of Single Variable Functions
    • or MA 121-122 Differential and Integral Calculus
  • MA 141 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
    • or MA 232 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra I
  • MA 233 Multivariable Calculus
  • MA 306 Real Analysis
  • MA 315 Probability and Statistics
  • MA 328 Modern Applications of Discrete Mathematics
  • MA 334 Advanced Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  • MA 342 Applied Numerical Methods and Analysis
  • MA 366 Junior Seminar
  • MA 401 Abstract Algebra and Modern Geometry
  • MA 406 Complex Analysis
  • MA 421 Mathematical Optimization, Applications, and Analysis
  • MA 422 or MA 499 Honors Thesis/Senior Project (for a total of at least 3 credits)

II. Required Cognate Concentration, Minor, or Second Major
The course of study for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics requires selection of a cognate concentration, a minor, or a second major, approved by the student’s faculty advisor and the chair of the mathematics department. Approved selections include Biology, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, and Environmental Science. In consultation with faculty advisors and the mathematics department chair, a student can develop a proposal for a cognate concentration, minor, or a second major other than those listed. Requirements for approved concentrations, minors, and second majors are as follows:

A. Concentration in Biology
A minor or a second major in biology.

B. Concentration in Business and Economics

  • BA 203-204 Principles of Accounting I and II
  • BA 313 Managerial Finance
  • BA 375 Fundamentals of Management
  • EC 202 Principles of Economics II and EC 201 Principles of Economics I
    • or EC 203 Project Management Economics
  • MA 321 Math in the Mountains 

Plus 3 additional BA, CS, or EC credits at the 200 level or above approved by the mathematics department.

C. Concentration in Chemistry
A minor or a second major in chemistry.

D. Concentration in Computer Science
A minor or a second major in computer science.

E. Concentration in Engineering

  • CH 101-102 General Chemistry
    • or CH 111 Essentials of Chemistry and BI 102 Human Biology
  • ENGR 302 Engineering Mechanics I: Statics
  • PHYS 205-206 Engineering Physics I and II
  • CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science & Java Programming

Plus at least twelve additional semester-credit hours in technical elective courses at the 300 level or above selected in consultation with an engineering advisor.

F. Concentration in Environmental Science

  • BI 171-172 Introductory Biology
  • BI 311 Ecology CH 111-112 Essentials of Chemistry
  • ENGR 313 Hydrology
  • ENGR 402 Environmental Engineering Principles
  • EAS 201 Earth Science
  • EAS 302 Advanced Earth Science

G. Concentration in Physics
A minor or a major  in physics.

H. Concentration in Operations Research

  • CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science and Java Programming
  • CS 120 Data Structures
  • CS 220 Programming in Excel
  • CS 310 Database Design and Implementation I
  • EC 201 Principles of Economics I
  • EC 202 Principles of Economics II
  • MA 321 Math in the Mountains
  • Recommended: CS 230 Software Engineering

I. Concentration in Geographical Information Systems

  • GIS 110 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • GIS 220 GIS Data and Databases
  • GIS 315 GIS Spatial Analysis
  • GIS 316 GIS Raster Analysis 
  • CS 110 Introduction to Programming with Java
  • CS 120 Data Structures
  • CS 220 Programming in Excel
  • To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics, a student must pass the mathematics senior exit exam and earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses listed under “Major Program Requirements,” “Required Cognate Concentration or Minor,” and “Other Program Requirements.” A lesser grade in any of these courses must be replaced before the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics will be granted. In addition, lesser grades in any of these courses preclude taking subsequent courses for which the deficient courses are prerequisite.

Major in Mathematics for Secondary Education

Since this is a broadfireld major, a minor is not required for licensure.

I. Broadfield Major Program Requirements

  • MA 131 Calculus of Single Variable Functions
    • or MA 121-122 Differential and Integral Calculus
  • MA 141 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
    • or MA 232 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  • MA 233 Multivariable Calculus
  • MA 306 Real Analysis
  • MA 315 Probability and Statistics
  • MA 328 Modern Applications of Discrete Mathematics
  • MA 334 Advanced Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  • MA 342 Applied Numerical Methods and Analysis
  • MA 401 Abstract Algebra and Modern Geometry
  • MA 406 Complex Analysis
  • MA 421 Mathematical Optimization, Applications, and Analysis
  • MA 471 History Seminar in Mathematics
  • MA 499 Honors Thesis/Senior Project (for a total of at least 3 credits)

II. Other Program Requirements

  • Two semesters of college science approved by the mathematics department.
  • One English writing course above ENWR 102

III. Professional Education Requirements

  • AN/SO 218 Introduction to Native American Studies
  • ED 102 Foundations of Education
  • ED/PSY 229 Educational Psychology
  • ED 245 Diversity Field Experience
  • ED 305 Classroom Management
  • ED 318 Content Area Reading and Secondary Methods
  • ED 405 Education Seminar
  • ED 410 Student Teaching
  • ED 412 Measurement & Assessment in Teaching
  • ED 418 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School
  • PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology
    • or PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
  • SPED 300 Introduction to Exceptional Children
  • United States and contemporary world cultures course(s).

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and the Student Teaching

Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must be accepted into the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.

Student Teaching: All preservice teachers must obtain admission to student teaching. 

To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for secondary education, a student must pass the mathematics senior exit exam and earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses listed under “Broadfield Major Program Requirements,” “Professional Education Requirements,” and “Other Program Requirements.”A lesser grade in any of these courses must be replaced before the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for secondary education will be granted. In addition, lesser grades in any of these courses preclude taking subsequent courses for which the deficient courses are prerequisite

Note:

  1. All secondary education students must consult both with the Department of Education: Health, Physical, and Teacher and the Department of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science.
  2. All Mathematics for Secondary Education students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a garde of "C" or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.

Minor in Mathematics

Minor Program Requirements

  • MA 131 Calculus of Single Variable Functions
    • or MA 121-122 Differential and Integral Calculus
  • MA 232 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
    • or MA 141 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
  • MA 233 Multivariable Calculus
  • MA 334 Advanced Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

Plus three more 3- or 4-credit mathematics courses at the 300 level or above approved by the mathematics program director.

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